Sauvignon Blanc is one of the most widely planted grapes in the world and therefore offers a massive variety of styles and tastes. Typically, colder areas produce wines that offer a higher acidity and more green flavours where warmer areas promote more fruit. Because South Africa has such an abundance of wine regions with different climates, we offer an exceptional amount of variety. Although unclear exactly when the first Sauvignon Blanc was introduces to the Cape the first documented vineyards date back to 1880.
On Goede Hoop Sauvignon Blanc was first planted in 1983 and has been the cornerstone of the white wine offering ever since. With the unique meso-climate we have on the farm, vineyard placement is crucial to producing a high-quality Sauvignon Blanc. Our north facing slopes makes for a slightly warmer climate which in turn means riper fruit at harvest. This produces an elegant full body Sauvignon Blanc with a special balance between the cultivar’s natural acidity and beautiful fruit flavours.
On the nose of the wine you will find delicate stone fruits followed by an almost mineral quality and the freshness we have come to love in most Sauvignon Blancs. These flavours follow on the palate and is complimented by with a hint of creaminess complimented by granadilla and asparagus tones typical of the cultivar.
I wine made to be enjoyed by itself or with a meal to compliment. Fresh line fish, basil pasta or even a charcuterie platter.